Bulky Bob’s offer £50 Computers for Kids to organisations across the Liverpool City Region
In their continuing commitment to ‘End Furniture Poverty’ and having supplied more than 100 full computer systems to those in need via their Reuse IT programme, much-loved Merseyside headquartered Bulky Bob’s are now working with organisations who support children to provide computers at a fraction of the cost, to ensure children without IT access are supported.
The latest offering sees high-spec full pcs with MS Windows operating system, monitor, keyboard, mouse and base unit offered at the less than cost rate of £50 (subject to minimum order of 10 units). This will allow schools, charities, housing associations and other organisations supporting the children of our region to offer IT access to children who otherwise may be struggling with home learning now COVID-19 has forced the closure of many schools.
Reuse IT is the latest in a long line of innovations from Bulky Bob’s, ensuring those who need essential items, such as computers for our young people, can access them.
Sadly, there are thousands of families across Merseyside living in Furniture Poverty, sharing beds or sleeping on the floor, living without essential furniture items. Items collected by the Bulky Bob’s collection service are reused where possible, being refreshed and fixed then sold at the Bulky Bobs Furniture World London Road site in Liverpool. Although currently closed, Bulky Bob’s is still open for appointments for our crisis referral scheme with our charity partners. This is why it’s crucial items left for collection are protected from the elements as much as possible prior to collection, to give them the best chance of being reused.
CEO of Bulky Bob’s, Shaun Doran commented:
“Items such as computers are often in great condition when businesses decide to purchase new equipment. Our mission as a group of charities under the FRC Group umbrella is to End Furniture Poverty, and this includes data wiping and refurbishing computers which are often very high-spec. We then make them available for organisations who support our local children to bulk buy at a fraction of the price of new equipment. We’ve also given away the equivalent of 16 full PC units through our partnership with Citizen’s Advice Liverpool, donating 20% of computers to those most in need.
“Schools have been left in the difficult situation with a legal obligation to provide remote learning where needed, but 80% less computers being made available to them than was initially promised. Many other charities and organisations supporting children are crying out to help children gain access to online learning during thus current lockdown. We are pleased to be able to help and welcome talking to any organisations interested in purchasing the £50 computers or indeed businesses looking to donate their computers to the cause”
Those interested in the refurbished computers can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0151 305 5201.